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    My uni has a fit to sit policy. I'm a first year med student and my first Midd sessionals in Jan 6th. I'm kind of prepared but for the past 2 weeks I've had a really bad cold. It's so bad I've not been able to sleep at night (keeping waking up to cough etc). Then sleeping during the day/being too tired to revise. I'm pretty sure it's turned into a sinus infection so I'm going to my GP on Monday.

    If I got a letter from him would this be a good enough reason to miss an exam?
    I'm not trying to get out of it but I do feel like my studying has been majorly affected.

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    (Original post by naljamil)
    My uni has a fit to sit policy. I'm a first year med student and my first Midd sessionals in Jan 6th. I'm kind of prepared but for the past 2 weeks I've had a really bad cold. It's so bad I've not been able to sleep at night (keeping waking up to cough etc). Then sleeping during the day/being too tired to revise. I'm pretty sure it's turned into a sinus infection so I'm going to my GP on Monday.

    If I got a letter from him would this be a good enough reason to miss an exam?
    I'm not trying to get out of it but I do feel like my studying has been majorly affected.

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    We got told that a cold doesn't count, you'd have to break a leg or have something very serious to get a doctor to make an excuse note. I doubt they'd sign one for a cold :/ Most universities have their own policies that you can check, do you have a University intranet or something similar where you can inquire?
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    (Original post by AlphaDog0127)
    We got told that a cold doesn't count, you'd have to break a leg or have something very serious to get a doctor to make an excuse note. I doubt they'd sign one for a cold :/ Most universities have their own policies that you can check, do you have a University intranet or something similar where you can inquire?
    Well we have this nightline advice service that I'm going to call tonight.

    And it's not the cold I'd get a note for only if it turns out to be sinus infection.

    I think a sinus infection is a good enough excuse.
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    (Original post by naljamil)
    My uni has a fit to sit policy. I'm a first year med student and my first Midd sessionals in Jan 6th. I'm kind of prepared but for the past 2 weeks I've had a really bad cold. It's so bad I've not been able to sleep at night (keeping waking up to cough etc). Then sleeping during the day/being too tired to revise. I'm pretty sure it's turned into a sinus infection so I'm going to my GP on Monday.

    If I got a letter from him would this be a good enough reason to miss an exam?
    I'm not trying to get out of it but I do feel like my studying has been majorly affected.

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    If you are the quality of first year medical students that is a worry.
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    (Original post by naljamil)
    My uni has a fit to sit policy. I'm a first year med student and my first Midd sessionals in Jan 6th. I'm kind of prepared but for the past 2 weeks I've had a really bad cold. It's so bad I've not been able to sleep at night (keeping waking up to cough etc). Then sleeping during the day/being too tired to revise. I'm pretty sure it's turned into a sinus infection so I'm going to my GP on Monday.

    If I got a letter from him would this be a good enough reason to miss an exam?
    I'm not trying to get out of it but I do feel like my studying has been majorly affected.

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    Go to the GP and get a letter. You should ideally still show up to the exam. The worst that happens is you'll be sent home and you'll need to sit it first attempt during resit period.

    I had a migraine start the morning of an exam and took a note from the Doctor I saw that morning and was excused to sit it first time around later in the year.
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    (Original post by Mimir)
    Go to the GP and get a letter. You should ideally still show up to the exam. The worst that happens is you'll be sent home and you'll need to sit it first attempt during resit period.

    I had a migraine start the morning of an exam and took a note from the Doctor I saw that morning and was excused to sit it first time around later in the year.
    Thanks for your reply. Ok that's what I'll do
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    (Original post by naljamil)
    Thanks for your reply. Ok that's what I'll do
    Take the letter with you to the exam and show it to the invigilators, don't let them take it away if you only have one copy as you might need to give it to the Examinations Officer yourself.
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    Take the letter with you to the exam and show it to the invigilators, don't let them take it away if you only have one copy as you might need to give it to the Examinations Officer yourself.
    Ok. Is ur uni have the fit to sit policy too. And my uni has this form I should fill out but I don't know you to send it to.

    Is there a chance they reject or if I have doctors note will they always accept it?
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    (Original post by naljamil)
    Ok. Is ur uni have the fit to sit policy too. And my uni has this form I should fill out but I don't know you to send it to.

    Is there a chance they reject or if I have doctors note will they always accept it?
    No idea. The policy for the University will be found on their examinations website somewhere. If in doubt ring student services department at your Uni, and/or email your personal tutor asap. You need to follow procedure to cover yourself and make sure you get the reasonable adjustments you're entitled to.
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    (Original post by Mimir)
    No idea. The policy for the University will be found on their examinations website somewhere. If in doubt ring student services department at your Uni, and/or email your personal tutor asap. You need to follow procedure to cover yourself and make sure you get the reasonable adjustments you're entitled to.
    Ok. Do you think they would find that a sinus infection is a reasonable excuse?
 
 
 
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